More than any other individual, George Eastman was responsible for popularizing photography by developing inexpensive photographic equipment which permitted almost everyone to own a camera. Eastman's first major success in the photographic business was the development of flexible roll film and the holder for winding such film, thereby making the cumbersome "wet plate" process obsolete. In 1889, Eastman developed a transparent, flexible film which was immediately used by Thomas Edison in his newly-developed motion picture camera. Over the next few years Eastman introduced innovations such as daylight-loading film, a pocket Kodak, and in 1895, a $5.00 camera. A generous man, Eastman became one of America's leading philanthropists in his later years. At his death, his total benefactions totaled more than $75,000,000.


Signed Biography Of George Eastman Presented By The Company To An Employee In Recognition Of Twenty-five Years Of Service

GEORGE EASTMAN (1854-1932). Photography pioneer; Manufacturer. Signed Book. George Eastman by Carl W. Ackerman. Boston and New York. 1930, Houghton, Mifflin & Company. Hardcover. 522 pages. A large, bold signature in pencil by Eastman is at the front of the book along with a tipped in letter to an employee Mr. George B. Howard “presenting a copy of Mr. Eastman’s biography to each of those who have been associated with Kodak for twenty-five years or more…” The letter is not signed by Eastman. Extremely Fine. A nice signed copy.
Catalog: # AB-0006
Topic: Miscellaneous
Price: $400.00